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Monday, January 23, 2012

Masoordal Khichdi

That's my theme for second round of blogging marathon #12. Yes, delicious dals - the recipes that are going to be posted this week long here need to showcase a dal / bean either in savory or sweet form, according to the marathon rules. I am going with this delicious, flavorful masoor dal khichdi on the first day, that has been the basis for many khichdi dishes posted at veggieplatter so far. It comes from M's SIL who happen to be a wonderful cook.
The original recipe includes onion and is sauteed after tadka. Next goes the veggies, dal and rice and fried for a minute before adding water. Somehow I hate to see onion in my rice dishes and so omit it. Even without a pressure cooker, my method takes only about 20 minutes from prep to plate. I also like the fact that this wholesome dish doesn't demand babysitting. :)

Prep & cooking time - 20 minutes
Servings: 2 - 3

1/4 cup masoor dal
1/4 cup sona masuri rice
A little turmeric powder
1 carrot, peeled and cubed
1 potato, peeled and cubed
2 - 3 Tbsp peas
15 - 20 green beans, stringed and cut into 1 inch pieces
4 cups of water
1 tsp sambhar powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste
2 -3 Tbsp tamarind juice
For tadka: 1 Tbsp ghee / oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, few curry leaves

* Wash masoor dal and rice thoroughly and throw away the water used to rinse. Add dal, rice, turmeric, vegetables and water to a cooking pot and cook on medium - high flame until the rice is done.
(I usually put the dal and rice to cook first and then start chopping vegetables. First, I go with the veggies that take longer to cook. By doing so, time can be saved.)
* Next add the tamarind, sambhar powder, salt and chili powder and cook for about five minutes and turn off the stove.
* Heat ghee / oil in a small pan and add the tadka ingredients. When mustard starts to pop, add it to the khichdi and mix well.
* Serve warm with papad / chips.


Raji said...

Such a wholesome khichdi..in winters I love to et hot hot khichdi.

Divya Vikram said...

That is a comforting bowl of khichdi and love that glass of dal.

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Filling Dal..

Mélange said...

Healthy and tempting Suma.

Priya said...

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible clicks,super comforting khichdi.

PriyaVaasu said...

Mouthwatering Suma!!

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow like the first picture with all dalls in the glass and the yummmm healthy one.

vaishali sabnani said...

now who can call this a khichdi?...its a full fledge treat.

Shanavi said...

Finger licking delicious bowl of khichdi..Slurp

Hemavathi Murari said...

Great presentation of different dals.

Nice khichdi.

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Srivalli said...

Love that first picture!..kichidi looks very inviting!

Usha said...

I like recipes that do not require babysitting when making it.. That is on nutrients packed bowl of one pot meal!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

yummy looking khichdi

Chef Mireille said...

love the top photo with all the different beans/peas...so pretty

Kanan said...

what an lovely looking first pic. nice color combination.

Sravs said...

The first picture is superb !! Khichidi looks wonderful !!

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Harini said...

The first photo is eye catching and very creative too :) These Khichdis are life savers for me. My little one loves one pot meals (or so I think).

Anjali Shukla said...

That's again a new dish to me...though we make a similar kind with toor daal. I'm gonna try this really soon...the bookmarked list is just so full now!! :)
I'm waiting for the upcoming recipes eagerly.

Aarthi said...

Delicious...Totally Yummy..


vidhas said...

Very comfort food with lots of goodness. Lovely cicks,

veena krishnakumar said...

Your pics are always a visual treat and this one is too good

Pavani said...

Khichdi seems more bisibeli bath-ish with the addition of tamarind and sambar powder. Looks and sounds delicious.

simply.food said...

Very healthy and delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Kichidi looks heavenly! I am in love with your bowl and its contents!

Smitha said...

wholesome and heartwarming....i can eat a pot full! :) which I shouldnt but can :)

Kalyani said...

loved the first pic :) and tht khichdi is a staple in our home too, although I do add a bit of Moong dal too !

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PJ said...

Delicious and wholesome kichadi..

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

so comforting...esp for these cold winter days